A Touch of Elegance draws its material from five of pianist André Previn's Columbia albums of the 1961-1962 period. Three of the five albums (13 of the 18 selections on this sampler) feature Previn's piano backed by string orchestras on well-played easy listening music that rarely wanders from the melody. Two other songs are taken from a quartet set with trombonist J.J. Johnson, while three pieces feature guitarist Herb Ellis. The latter are more adventurous, but overall the music on this CD is overly safe; tasteful but predictable.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow